Why You Need to Learn How to Accept Criticism

Every professional can find ways to improve how they work. Whether this means handling a particular task more effectively or planning your career better, legal support professionals dedicated to growth can always find a way to do it. Sometimes, the path to our growth is pointed out to us in uncomfortable ways. Criticism can be… Read More »

What Do You Need to Include on Your Legal Support Resume?

Your resume is your first impression on employers. It offers a quick overview of your skills and experience. The ideal resume will establish your credibility, set you apart from other candidates, and intrigue a hiring manager enough to encourage them to call you for an interview. That’s a lot of work for one resume to… Read More »

How to Implement Teamwork Into a Competitive Workplace

Law is, by nature a competitive profession. The adversarial nature of litigation tends to put everyone on a competitive edge, and this sense of competition is often fostered in law school or legal support education programs. While a competitive nature can help lawyers and legal support professionals succeed, it can also harm office culture. Teams… Read More »

How You Can Help Your Legal Assistants Manage Their Time Better

Time management is essential to the practice of law. It’s also an important skill for any working professional since there are always more available options in any given day than there is time to seize them. Legal assistants, in particular, benefit from strong time management skills, since their ability to manage time well and complete… Read More »

Can Being Bilingual Help Your Family Law Career?

The greater Toronto area is home to speakers of dozens of different languages. In this fast-paced, culturally diverse city, legal support professionals and lawyers who can speak more than one language may find themselves at an advantage when it comes to advancing their career. Here’s How Being Bilingual or Multilingual Can Help Your Career in… Read More »

Does Your Work Environment Encourage Productivity?

Productivity is essential in a law firm or legal department, where firm deadlines dictate which tasks must be completed and when. A workplace’s culture contributes heavily to productivity. Supportive workplaces foster engagement and productivity, while unsupportive ones undermine engagement and can cause productivity to lag. Here’s How to Build a Work Environment That Encourages Your… Read More »

5 Steps to Becoming a Better Strategic Planner for Your Law Clerk Job

Law clerks are frequently tasked with strategic planning, or laying out the goals and methods by which projects will be completed – and then ensuring that everyone involved completes their assigned steps on time. Strategic planning isn’t an easy task, but law clerks who can do it well expand their career opportunities. Here’s how to… Read More »

How to Properly Confront a Struggling Staff Member

Everyone struggles at work from time to time. When struggling persists or begins to affect the work of others on the team, however, a manager or leader may need to step in and work one on one with the struggling staff member. Here’s how to confront a struggle and help your staff members fix the… Read More »

4 Red Flags to Watch For During Your Next Legal Assistant Search

The hiring process isn’t easy. Choosing the best candidate out of a large pool of applicants can feel like searching for the proverbial needle in a haystack. Yet there are a few consistent patterns that can help hiring managers decide whether an applicant should advance to the next round or receive a “thank you, but… Read More »

What Are Employers Looking For? 5 Tips to Help You Ace Your Next Legal Support Interview

Congratulations, you’ve landed the interview! Now, it’s time to fight any pre-interview nerves by preparing for the most common questions and situations legal support professionals face in an interview setting. Here Are Five Tips to Help You Ace Your Next Legal Support Interview: 1. Do Your Homework Legal support professionals are expected to have top-notch… Read More »